Pesto

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    20 minutes

    This is an authentic Genovese pesto and you won't find a tastier recipe! It will keep a month in the fridge, covered in a thin layer of oil.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 2-3 cloves garlic
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 80g basil, rinsed, dried, leaves removed from stems
    • 40g grated Parmigiano Reggiano
    • 10g grated Pecorino Romano
    • 100ml extra virgin olive oil, or as needed

    Directions
    Preparation:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Crush the garlic in a mortar and pestle. Add pine nuts and crush with the garlic. Gradually add the basil leaves, working into a smooth paste.
    2. Mix in the cheese using a wooden spoon, then stir in oil until combined. Store in a glass jar topped with olive oil to cover. Will keep 1 month.
    3. Alternatively, if you don't have a mortar and pestle, use a food processor. Chill the blade first, then add basil, pine nuts and garlic in thirds, then finish with cheese and oil as above.

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    Just made it to taste, didn't even measure anything. Pesto is SUPER easy to make and delicious. Added to spaghetti noodles and some blackened chicken to make an awesome pasta dinner. Everyone had seconds (some had a THIRD plate.)  -  14 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    Very good pesto. I have so much basil in my garden I will have to make at least 25 more batches before it's over. I did add a small amount of spinach to add a little more color and it was really tasty. Everyone loved it at work.  -  23 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    Delicious! LOVED the combo of the Parmesan and Romano. I used my food processor for this. One of my favorite ways to use fresh basil from the garden. A keeper, for sure~YUM!!!! Thanks for sharing.  -  12 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)